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348319 No.133000   [Reply]

Since there still is some interest, I hope the second thread won't hurt.

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By the way speaking of the "railway to the stars", today (yesterday by the local time) there was the first launch from the new Vostochniy cosmodrome. It was delayed for a day due to a warning given by automatics (this periodically happens with every space agency on every cosmodrome, but still how many idiots equate delayed successful launch to unsuccessful...). Anyway, that's no the point.
Just look at the indefeasible railway infrastructure of the brand new cosmodrome:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ytaJN5oTWNM - The video about transportation of the Soyuz-2.1a.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IRGYiVeM6II - "The Key to Start" documentary about the first launch, only in Russian unfortunately, but there is also some footage of the "space train", 2:20.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b-1AoE4R4w8 - The launch itself (from 3:00), in case someone is interested.

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Oh, I am so sneaky...

http://www.railjournal.com/index.php/locomotives/bmz-unveils-new-shunter-for-russian-railways.html?device=auto -- Wonder if it will stay in the yards or take to the lines with small freights...

Designation: TEM28
Engine output: ca. 1200 hp.

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No doubts you are, I'm hearing about this locomotive the first time from you! :) And IIRC this is the first time I discover our new locomotive from a foreign resource. There isn't even technical specs yet, based on the existing information it is just renewed version of TEM18DM, more cheap and easy in operation due to low hood layout and a few modern technical solutions. Basically more cheap version of TEM-TMH. I wonder if it is powered by Russian or foreign diesel, because surely they could fit in there only high-speed diesel. Actually quite strange it hasn't red lights on it, dual-color LED panels maybe?..

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> or take to the lines with small freights...

Of course, every Russian shunting locomotive (at least the ones with electric transmission) is capable of mainline work, so they are actually road switchers by your classification, if I am correct.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=we7sPqucHPs - In some cases they are coupled into multiple unit systems and work even mostly on mainline.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2jtU_gNApOM - And sometimes they haul even suburban trains.

> it hasn't red lights on it

And only now I have noticed the same thing on the TEM-TMH... Just have found a photo of the LED panel on TEM-TMH working in the red mode.

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BTW high-res variant of the pic related.

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The "space train".

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>long hood forward

I came.

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Yes, we can :)

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135109 No.133039   [Reply]

I don't care for the overall worldview most people have in San Francisco, but I love their 10/10 sexy rail transit system. Multiple types + a few of them use historic equipment + world's last manually-operated cable car system. Is there any city with a sexier medley of public rail transit services? I doubt it.

>> No.133045  

>>133039I dunno man, Japanese cities are pretty cool in terms of transport.

>> No.133046  

Cite at least one specific example, please.

>> No.133048  

They might have the most separate modes of public transit in any city

>Commuter rail
>Cable Car
>> No.133049  

I was taken completely by surprise during my time at the tourist traps in San Francisco, to find such a fascinating array of old trolleys/streetcars in regular revenue service.


>> No.133051  

>>133046 -- You might want to have a look at Hiroshima and its 'working tramway museum' for one. Hiroden owns and runs about a century's worth of trams.


There are also the Astram AGT and JR West's San'yo lines, plus a gaggle of buses.

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I looked this up recently. Although several US cities have a wide array of public transit options like SF, only two cities have all five main types of land-based transit AND are controlled by one entity: Philadelphia, via SEPTA (Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority); and Boston, via MBTA (Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority). Between these two, Boston wins because MBTA also runs ferries.

In SF, Muni (San Francisco Municipal Railway) controls the light rail lines, buses, and trolleybuses, but the rapid transit/subway, commuter rail, and ferries are run by different organizations.

>> No.133065  

I didn't realize the Hiroshima system also had modern rolling stock. Sorry to go off-topic but why don't Japanese rolling stock makers push their trams to foreign markets? The Green Mover Max looks like it would make a great competitor to the Citadis or Urbos series.

No.133058   [Reply]

Happy Birthday, Amtrak!

>> No.133059  

You mean the National Railroad Passenger Corporation.

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You mean Railpax

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2548157 No.133043   [Reply]

This guy created micro-scale Lego trains only one-stud wide moving on track and everything. Checkk it: https://www.facebook.com/james.mathis.927/videos/10154215257478278/

>> No.133057  

Nice find, Mr. Little.

>> No.133060  

That guy would be James Mathis, who designed the majority of the realistic Lego train sets in the past couple decades

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46470 No.132975   [Reply]

No comment.

>> No.132977  

If you don't comment, then I will.

How the fuck?

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Fresh off the lines. Issues on the JR Ome line at Ome station.
Warning: contains genitals mutilated by pixelation.

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Also spotted in the wild. Station staff of the future.

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And here we have the tetsudofan in its natural habitat.

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263191 No.133036   [Reply]

Looks like the http://www.kyotorailwaymuseum.jp/en/ did open on schedule.

>> No.133037  

Nifty! Looks like they took a lot of design concepts from the NRM in York.

>> No.133040  

Is this a new museum, or has it been around for a while?

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Partially brand new. The steam museum is old.


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692029 No.132915   [Reply]

Do leftwing railfans exist? Pic unrelated.

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>> No.133009  

WTF is that!? LeVar Burton in train form?

Also, yes. Registered Democunt for >15 years who has voted for Greens and a railfan for 32.

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You do realize they're called 'greens' because it was the last color available to show them on the 'graphs..

Because Greens are lolbertarians masquerading as 'environmentalists'

>> No.133016  

I didn't know being railfan had some political connotation? Is it known for being full of righties or something?

>> No.133018  

Some 'people' have this overwhelming urge to drag politics into every-bloody-thing. I have heard of polls that order by party lines people's favourite drinks or where they would go on summer hols.

>> No.133026  

Well, weeaboos trend right, prolly due to being mostly upper-middle class whites.

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Gay asian furry weeaboo tetsudofan here (harhar very funny). I tilt to the left end of the spectrum largely due to transport policy - the current Labor-Liberal (no, not that liberal, they're the conservative party here) status quo makes all these grand promises but they're largely devoid of content in the current environment. If they're doing transport spending, the only thing that gets done is roads. If they ever spend on rail, it's in tiny steps and inadequate for the future. But this left-right thing doesn't tell the whole story and I don't agree fully with all the policies of any one party.
The Greens here have balls and a tendency to grasp at the balls of any major party in power. But my only issue is on their energy policy. They're often more setsuden rather than thinking big, even with regards to renewable energy.
...did I write too much?

But enough politics, have a grumpy Smaug because there's a Shinkansen on him :3

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Well the fascists certainly loved trains.

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Meh. As if they are the only ones to go for the big.

>> No.133038  

Shit, guys, think twice about that vertical curve! I'm sensing a lot of spilled drinks!

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191436 No.133031   [Reply]

In addition to the Class 801 EMUs and Class 800 electro-diesels, there will also be a class 802 of electro-diesels. This one will have its engines fully rated (940hp ea.) and extra tankage to deal with the banks and longer times away from the wires in Devon and Cornwall.


>> No.133032  

For both diesel and even medium speed electric operation, given the on paper top speed, the acceleration spec of the 802 is fucking insane. If I was starved of porn, I could fap to it.

>> No.133034  

Yeah, the 802s are close to eating blue Hanshin trains for breakfast, based on the paper spec.

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35683 No.133011   [Reply]


Bloody pinched wires...

>> No.133013  

Not only that, but the new BART train design is bad and bulky.

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Why? It looks pretty much standard for an EMU to me.

>> No.133021  

Don't be a NIMBY or They Don't Make Them Like they Did 70 Years Ago >>133013.

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Maybe >>133013 would rather have Class 365 Networker Express smiley trains?

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Or maybe some Seibu 30000 smiley trains? Mind, the Seibu runs only on 1500V DC overhead. The Networker EMUs run on 750V DC third rail and the 365 also on 25kV AC overhead.

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Most QR trains are smiley. Unfortunately, you won't be smiling for long once you're on board. You can't even eat or drink on the bloody things despite there being vending machines on station platforms. (fine is like $230 or something).
The icing on the cake is that the enforcement is done by people wearing black, colloquially known as blackshirts (harhar). Although in practice, they've softened up over the years, especially with regards to fare evasion likely because any real fare evaders would require cops to actually deal with.

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Also, the smile train with alien eyes.

>> No.133033  

My first thought at seeing the thumbnail was: Mercedes-Benz. The nose really resembles some minibuses when seen from a distance.

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